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  • Ideology Trumps Reality at Conservative Event

    Ideology Trumps Reality at Conservative Event

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    By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2022—To me the most telling moment in this year’s conference on the American Economy sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)[1] came in the panel entitled “Is Wall Street Good for America?: Finance and Financialization.” During the one-hour session, all the panelists, including those identifying […]Read More »
  • The Significance of the Fairfax Resolves

    The Significance of the Fairfax Resolves

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    By Nancy Spannaus July 24, 2022—In the run-up to the 250th anniversary of the United States War of Independence, the Fairfax Resolves chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has determined to mark with a plaque the gravesites of all 25 signers of the manifesto known as the […]Read More »
  • Celebrate International Moon Day!

    Celebrate International Moon Day!

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    By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2022—Today is the 53rd anniversary of one of the United States’ most dramatic achievements, the landing of American astronauts on the Moon. That event was not just a triumph for the United States, but, as astronaut Neil Armstrong said, a “giant step for mankind.” It […]Read More »
  • Why We Should Celebrate Hamilton in 2022

    Why We Should Celebrate Hamilton in 2022

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    A Report and Reflection on This Year’s Events on the Occasion of His Death By Nancy Spannaus July 12, 2022—The traditional yearly celebration of the life of Alexander Hamilton, sponsored primarily by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, resumed after a two-year hiatus this year, with a flurry of lectures, […]Read More »
  • Hamilton Fathered Our Economic Independence

    Hamilton Fathered Our Economic Independence

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    By Nancy Spannaus July 2, 2022—The Declaration of Independence, whose approval we celebrate this weekend, was a watershed moment in our history as a nation, and in world history as well. But to the most prescient of the Founding Fathers, it was clear that winning the war for independence would […]Read More »
  • What’s an American System Foreign Policy?

    What’s an American System Foreign Policy?

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    It Used to Be to Promote, Not Tear Down, Other Nations’ Economic Well-being By Nancy Spannaus June 28, 2022—It’s official U.S. government policy today to prevent many other nations from having access to the technological advances which our own nation enjoys. According to legal experts, U.S. export controls apply to […]Read More »
  • Thought-Provoking Insights on the Revolutionary War

    Thought-Provoking Insights on the Revolutionary War

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    A Conference Report By Nancy Spannaus June 18, 2022—Approximately 140 people gathered June 10-12 in Johnstown, New York for the yearly Conference on the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley sponsored by New York’s Fort Plain Museum. They were treated to a series of 11 lectures, most of which featured […]Read More »
  • The American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

    The American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

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    By Nancy and Edward Spannaus FORT PLAIN, NEW YORK, June 12, 2022—Before there could be an American System of Economics, there had to be an American Revolution, right? So, we decided to avail ourselves of an opportunity to explore the part of the Revolutionary War that occurred June 10-12 in […]Read More »